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hadley and zbigniew brzezinski weigh in. >> brown: paul solman looks at china's fast growing economy and asks, is it headed for a crash? >> wages are rising for the burgeoning middle class, but for hardscrabble factory workers: mounting protests against unlivable wages and working conditions. >> ifill: and vice president joe biden hangs out with hari sreenivasan on google plus to talk about gun violence. >> make your voices heard. this town listens when people rise up and speak. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the u.s. military has a new order of the day: working up plans for putting women on the front lines. the proces
the downside. >> i don't think that people have been overly optimistic on the economy. and, we've seen autos really rebounding over the last year. we're really starting to see improvement in the housing market. so i think those are some very fundamental pieces of the economy that could really lead to some stronger growth in the future. >> reporter: as for retail investors rediscovering stocks this january, not everyone thinks the reunion is for real. some experts say the market will have to rally a lot longer before that happens. suzanne pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: from a smartphone in your hand to a smartphone in your glasses, still ahead, the latest fashion trend: wearable technology. exxon-mobil is back on top. it's reclaimed the coveted title as the world's most valuable company. apple now slips to number two. exxon is worth an estimated $417 billion and apple is $4 billion less. since apple hit $700 a share in september. it has lost roughly $250 billion in value. the change comes exactly one year after the tech titan knocked the oil giant out of the top spot. shares of microsof
want the sequester actually to go forward which would put the breaks on the economy at least to an extent and drive more people back into bonds. >> reporter: others say any return to bonds may be short- lived, as the u.s. economy is showing new signs of strength. >> i think we expect more improvements, moderate improvements. but, you know overall that's usually a cause or thought that rates could go higher. and, in that regard it's probably not a market that will have the same sort of returns that we've seen over the past two years. >> reporter: so, it seems most agree the bond market is unlikely to be a cash cow for investors going forward. at the same time, however worries about a bond market bubble seem unfounded. suzanne pratt, "nightly business report." >> susie: immigration reform takes center stage this week. a group of senate democrats and republicans agreed today on what they called a framework for comprehensive immigration reform. tomorrow, president obama heads to las vegas to give a policy speech on immigration. with washington focused on immigration, citizenship
: and the former vice chairman of the federal reserve, talks with us about the debt crisis, the economy and the fed. alan blinder joins us. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: just a single cent higher. earnings from software "giant" microsoft were only a penny more than what analysts were expecting. microsoft shares slipped as much as 2% on the news in after hours trading. here are the numbers: microsoft earned $0.76 a share, down 3.7% from a year ago. revenues rose more than 2.5% to $21.5 billion, but also below expectations. the results mark the first quarter to include sales of microsoft's new windows 8 operating system, and its tablet computer, the "surface". sales of its windows division jumped 24%, but no financial details on the surface tablet. we'll have more analysis on microsoft, in a just a moment. >> tom: the other big tech story today: apple and its big fall following yesterday's lackluster results. the stock lost 12% of its value or $63 a share, closing at $450 and change. suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: no doubt this was a sour day for investors. not only did th
turn to handouts to survive the growing economy. -- the grim economy. the russian parliament about a draft law banning homosexual propaganda. there was only one deputy that voted against it in the lower house. outside, passion spilled over to scuffles on the street. police made arrests after the gay-rights supporters were insulted by opponents. steve rosenberg reports from moscow. >> ahead of the debate inside the russian parliament, there was drama outside on the street. gay-rights activists. police detained 20 people. later, military police turned their attention to the controversial bill. pass the first hearing by a huge margin. it will prohibit the spread of homosexual propaganda in the wording which presence of children. it would mean across russia public events promoting gay rights could be broken up and the organizers find -- fined. >> we see open propaganda that harms. young people will decide on their own how to live in the future and what orientation to choose. >> this draft bill sends a bad signal to society of repression and limitation of civil rights guaranteed by the
was geithner's last day after four years on the job. in a final interview, he said he's hopeful the economy will strengthen this year. the defense department has begun eliminating the jobs of all 46,000 temporary civilian employees at the pentagon. the announcement today said it's a response to mandatory, across- the-board spending cuts. they're scheduled to take effect march 1, unless congress comes up with alternative cuts. without changes, hundreds of thousands of full-time civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the government of syria called today for thousands of refugees to come home, including those opposed to the regime. nearly 600,000 syrians have fled the civil war and gone to neighboring countries. there's been a new surge this week. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> the children say they double-checked their figures. they counted around 10,000 children in the overcrowded camps in jordan in just the past 24 hours with the parents or gardens they recognized around 20,000 people in all. with the winter cold
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is they've lined up support for sanctions and they're hurting the iranian economy. but the-- unfortunately, the-- what hasn't yet happened is it hasn't slowed down the program to a point where people can be comfortable about it and there doesn't yet appear to be a significant diplomatic opening. >> rose: and the centrifuges are spinning. >> the next six to eight months people say will be an important time. it will be after the israeli election, which was yesterday, and before, perhaps the iranian election. so poem stoims say the next six months are decisive but perhaps these six months may actually be disoifs. >> rose: what is amazing to me-- if you think about it you had the israeli election, the u.s. election, the choice change in power, and you have iranian elections coming up. so it suggests that, you know no matter how debates go, there are always new forces entering them which can have now agendas and new responsibilities and you never know how any of that might change and that's what makes it so interesting. thank you, michael gordon. thank you david ignatius. >> thanks, charlie,. >
into personal history, and certainly an example of sort of an odd type of economy that existed for a very long time. guest: yes. appraiser: the bigger token was used probably up even into the 1960s. guest: that i didn't know. appraiser: the eastern shore of maryland still had methods of utilizing quote, unquote, company store. guest: okay. appraiser: well, we want to thank you for bringing this in. it's a marvelous piece of maryland memorabilia, and thanks for coming. guest: thank you. appraiser: tell me where you got this painting. guest: my husband and i, our whole house is from garage sales and so forth, and at a country auction we found it, plus some others, but this really caught our eye for some reason. appraiser: this is a very, very nice chinese painting. it shows a scholar in mandarin robes. you know he's a scholar because behind him are some books and he's being waited on by a male servant, who i think is putting his shoe on. it's a classic painting. it's not that old. but what really makes it a zinger is the label on the back. the label in the back says this was purc
newshour has been provided by moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: for the first time in years, there was serious talk today of getting congress to act on immigration. senators from both sides of the aisle joined to offer propose manies and said they'll work to get them passed by summer. >> we are dealing with 11 million human beings who are here undocumented the vast and enormous majority of whom have come here in pursuit of what all of us would recognize as the american dream. that's what we endeavor to move forward here on. >> ifill: that announcement today moved immigration reform to the front burner in congress. eight senators, four democrats and four republi
, and the prices of drugs are going up 2 to 3 times the rate of general inflation in the economy. they went up about 8% or 9% for brand-name and specialty drugs. something's broken in a market where a drug can go up that much in price. i don't call it competition. - is there a regulatory role for the ftc, the trade commission, or fda to get involved in these issues that people are facing right now on drug pricing? - and again, i think drug prices are ultimately an insurance issue. do you have insurance that will allow you to purchase that with the kind of discounts, bulk discounts your employer has? - as you know, a lot of plans don't even have prescription services, or you pay more, you know, for a prescription. in other words, some insurance plans, they're not an automatic part of your health insurance, so... - the vast majority of health plans in america cover prescription drugs. now if you look at how the market's acting, we're pretending that there's lots of prescription branded drug power in the market, we shouldn't be seeing the shift we're seeing from bra
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